The Monroe County Conservation District is dedicated to protecting the lands and waters of Monroe County. Each year, The District awards a farming operation that holds the same values and respect for our unique natural resources and demonstrates good land use practices.
We would like to thank the Heckman family for their continued stewardship and dedication to protecting our environment.
Heckman Orchards has been family owned and operated since 1962. Over that 50 plus years, they have installed and maintained many conservation practices including seasonal high tunnels, cover crops, strip cropping, diversions, waterways, conservation crop rotations, residue management, conservation tillage, an agrochemical handling facility and most recently a rock-lined waterway.